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Prana Estu is an Anahata yoga, meditation teacher, hypnotherapist and sidereal astrologist specialized in inner-inquiry, inner-processing and accessing the deep mind; subconscious, collective and cosmic consciousness through natural trance (meditation). Along side working with groups, she also offers private sessions in various forms of spiritual hypnotherapy and sidereal astrology counseling.

She spent her childhood in Indonesia, Australia, Burkina Faso, Pakistan and moved to the Netherlands as a teen. Moving to western Europe was an immense culture shock that led to a depression. Meditation became a vital tool to cope and stay connected with Spirit. After completing a BFA in audiovisual art, working in many visual and creative settings, she changed gears to pursue a fascination with the inner dynamics of creativity and the energetic structures of the deeper mind; the Subconscious.

Her decision to leave the art world took place after an energetic act of grace; While working at her desk, physical reality melted into an interconnected weave of color vibration with no separation of form or experience of distance. Many fundamental beliefs about reality dissolved in that moment. This prepared her to embrace the holistic, multidimensional practices of the Anahata Yoga Tradition and meet her teacher, Peter ‘Premananda’ Clifford. Prana was initiated in the transformative meditation practice of yoga nidra by Swami Layananda who studied with Swami Satyananda of Rikhia. She has been an Anahata yogi for over a decade, teaching groups and guiding individuals with yoga nidra and, transformative meditation for over 8 years.

Her holistic methods, though grounded in Anahata & 5 Element philosophy, bridge out into other modalities in which she is trained or well versed in. Such as : Hypnotherapy, EMDR, EFT, havening techniques, parts work, soul retrieval, sound healing, energetic clearing, true sidereal astrology and earth-grid work to name a few.

Prana is an active participant of the Shifting the Power programs with Anneke Lucas, and Christina Merkley for survivors of extreme abuse and providers who assist across the spectrum of trauma.

Prana lives in Antwerp, Belgium.

2024 Counseling Skills for Astrologers, Mark Jones, Pluto School
2024 Ley lines & Psychic development Rachel Vaughan, 6thscience
2024 Sidereal Astrology, Athen Chimenti, Mastering the Zodiac
2023 Shifting the Power, Unconditional Model, Anneke Lucas  & Christina Merkley
2020 Carcinos (supportive hypnosis for illness, stress & cancer), Ina Oostrom
2020 Havening Techniques, Stephen Travers
2020 Hypnokids, OMNI, Ina Oostrom en Ayla Oostrom
2020 Hypnowaving (EMDR) , Parts Therapy OMNI Hypnotherapy, Ina Oostrom
2020 Reiki Second Degree, Usui Shiki Rhyoho, Kathy Melcher + Frank Coppieters. www.livinglightcenter.com
2019 HypnoCell, OMNI Hypnotherapy, Erich Walker
2019 Advanced Simpson Protocol Hypnosis, Deep states and the Superconscious, Christophe Dierckx
2019 ANAHATA yoga, Nhada Yoga (mantra yoga), Peter Clifford, www.anahatayoga.com.au
2018 ANAHATA Yoga, Nyasa + Yoga Psychology, Peter Clifford
2018 OMNI Hypnotherapy, Ina Oostrom,
2017 Level 1 QHHT Practitioner, Dolores Cannon
2016 Yoga Teachers Training 200 ANAHATA Yoga + 5 Element Form, Peter Clifford
2014 Yoga Teachers Training 200 + Children’s Pre and Postnatal Yoga, Santosha Yoga Institute Bali

about open anahata

Open Anahata is a dedication to the Anahata Tradition and lineage, past and future. The Anahata system of practices offers a holistic foundation to self-care and soul-evolution grounded in yoga ethics and trialed through many generations.

Our hope is to maintain an open, oral tradition connected to nature and to grow trauma-informed methods of practice, self-inquiry and community on the paths of radical self understanding, cosmic awakening and kundalini rising.

Teachings, philosophies and inspired stories are shared through journal posts on this website. Sign up for the newsletter to receive updates. See the calendar for classes, courses and events.

We explore mindful ways of connecting through digital technology and prefer to share posts via this website, newsletter and telegram.

5 elements

Like many ancient philosophical traditions Anahata yogis observed primal elements. Earth, fire, air, water and akasha (aether) are the five used in the Anahata Five Element Philosophy. They inform a nonverbal language that connects to nature and the subtle energies of reality, setting the foundation to grow and ground psychic perception.

In yoga experience is knowledge, so philosophy is practiced. It is not just an intellectual activity.

The Five Element Purification Practice or Tattwa Shuddhi Saddhana is a system of holistic moving and detoxifying meditations for shifting and balancing physical, energetic, conscious and unconscious mental patterns.  It is an integral part of the Anahata tradition. The movements and philosophy are woven into the classes and daily life. Tattwa Shuddhi Saddhana is often taught as a system on its own as it is suitable for all levels and all shapes of human. See the calendar for upcoming workshops or classes.

Anahata tradition

In the ancient Himalayan foothills of northern India, a lineage of yogis lovingly developed a holistic self care practice inspired by life immersed in mountain-scapes and nature.

Rocky crevices where one misstep meant death, formed ergonomic asanas to improve stamina, agility and stability. High altitudes shaped breath work for optimizing oxygen retention and reinvigorating energy. Night skies illuminated by stars and campfires invoked dream exploration and methods for navigating states of consciousness in trance. Living self-sufficiently nurtured healing techniques that harness the body’s regenerative processes. But above all, the yogis observed that by tuning into their heart intelligence ALL of their life sustaining qualities improved. They became more connected with their environment as well as with themselves. They called their system of practice, Anahata Yoga. Anahata, named after the energetic heart.

Without books or libraries, knowledge was shared through an oral tradition of experiential learning and body memory. Emphasis was placed on inner awareness and meditation filled movements referred to as the dances of Shiva and Shakti. The dances of duality. 

Unlike most hatha yoga traditions popular in the west, Anahata yoga evolved through a lineage outside of the higher priestly castes. Maintaining a tradition devoted to our unique Human Path and journey of individuation.

Your subconscious

You have a deeper mind, called the subconscious. It is like a hard-drive that stores and connects all your experiences, associations, projections, emotional triggers and unquestioned beliefs. This information influences your behavior, how you think and what you feel. True inner change takes place at this deep and fundamental level of the psyche. Accessing it consciously requires openness to self-inquiry, body connection and a shift in awareness through practices such as meditation, trance, or self hypnosis.

The inner-processing and hypnotherapy private sessions facilitate inner transformation and growth through accessing the subconscious mind.

Anahata practices based in yoga psychology offer a holistic system for processing and releasing subconscious patterns through meditation and movement. Meditation is more than mindfulness, it is a creative process of releasing deep mental imprints and consciously growing new perception.

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the sky, as it is

2000 years ago the constellations in the sky matched the seasons. The Sun rose in Aries (the first sign of the zodiac) during the first day of spring. But since then, the stars have changed position due to something known as the ‘precession of the equinoxes’. Today when you look at the sky on the first day of spring, the Sun rises in a different zodiac sign : Pisces.

Most western astrology uses ‘tropical astrology’ which was developed 2000 years ago and is based on the seasons and sun (spring starting with Aries) and NOT what is really happening in the stars and sky now (spring starting in Pisces). There is now a growing difference of one to two zodiac signs between tropical western astrology and the real, visible sky.

Sidereal astrology observes and uses the visible sky and the location of the planets in the stars (zodiac) as they really are NOW. Connecting with the luminaries in the sky for guidance the way the ancients did more than 2000 years ago.

This means that a Sidereal Astrology reading can include the energetic influences of stars such as Sirius, the Pleiades and the powerful 13th zodiac, Ophiacus. In ancient times, these star energies have guided our connection to cosmic consciousness and awakening.

Sidereal means ‘determined by the stars’ or ‘star time’.

~ Your birth chart is calculated using the 13 zodiacs (including the Ophiucus star sign), the true variation in sizes of the zodiac constellations (visible sky) and the placidus house system (12 equal houses which represent earth time).

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